The name says it all! This is one of the best places to catch a glimpse of a panda bear, although you may also see red pandas, black-necked cranes, and white storks on the base grounds among bamboo and flowers. The best time to see pandas is during feeding time between 8:30 and 10am.
Lugu Lake is a gorgeous alpine lake in the north west Yunna plateau. The lake has a romantic history. One states that the lake is filled with the tears of a Gemu, a female spirit, after she had a falling out with her lover. The islands are pearls that her lover threw into the lake as a sign of reconciliation. Its shores are also inhabited by many minority ethnic groups, including the Mosuo people, a matrilineal social group.